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The Gospel According to Paul

26 Feb - 2 Mar

A new play that’s all iceberg, no tip.

By Jonathan Biggins

One of Australia’s favourite performers, Jonathan Biggins, is Paul Keating – visionary, reformer and rabble-rouser.

Beyond the canny impersonation (made famous through his annual turns in The Wharf Revue), Biggins, like so many Australians, has long been fascinated by Keating and what Keating means to Australia. Showcasing the eviscerating wit, rich rhetoric and ego the size of Everest, he now distils Keating’s essence into this stunning new play, focussing on key biographical milestones, landmark political achievements and personal obsessions. It reveals the man who grew up in the tribe of the Labor Party and gained an education at the knee of Jack Lang, who treated economics as an artform, and demanded we confront the wrongs of our colonial past.

Full of intelligence and humour, this is a funny, insightful and occasionally poignant portrait of Paul Keating – the man that, as he tells it, single-handedly shaped contemporary Australia.

Reviews

  • Biggins’ masterstroke is his breathtaking portrayal of Paul Keating… Even Paul Keating would have to admit the likeness. - The Australian (For The Wharf Revue)
  • Biggins is an astute observer of character, and his script is snappier than a cranky crocodile. - Sydney Morning Herald (for Australia Day)

Cast & Creative Team

Director Aarne Neeme
Designer Mark Thompson
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Sound/AV Designer David Bergman
Cast Jonathan Biggins
Photos by Brett Boardman

Pre-Show Dining Packages

$25 Pre-Show Dining Packages

Pre-book a meal and drink at The Social when you book your tickets!

For only $25 pp. our great value Pre-Show Dining Packages feature a regularly updated menu of three delicious à la carte options, served with a house drink of your choice. Menus are updated regularly, and will always include at least one vegetarian and one gluten-free option.

Sample menu

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